Leola Mae Moore, age 96, went to her home in heaven to be with her Lord and Savior and with the love of her life, Sherman. She was a resident of Colorado Springs for 51 years. Previously, she lived in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and California. Leola was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandma, great grandma and great-great grandma.
Leola was born on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1922, to Clifford A. Johnson and Caroline M. (Jones) Johnson, in Stratford, Iowa. Leola was raised by her grandparents, Lee Sr. and Lizzie Jones of Sheffield, Iowa. She graduated from Sheffield High School in 1940. On January 24, 1941, she married Sherman Perry Moore in Sheffield.
God and her family were most important to Leola. She enjoyed traveling and visited most states, Canada and Mexico. She loved roller skating for many years – into her 70s. And, she was a 31-year member of KOPS. Leola enjoyed reading and several crafts – crocheting being her favorite. She was a long-time member of Salem Baptist Church and the ladies Wednesday Bible Study. In recent years, she has been very fond of Nascar racing, always rooting for #48, Jimmy Johnson.
Leola is missed by her loving family, three children, Carolyn A. (Moore) (James R.) Crandall, Colorado Springs, Rick Moore, El Cajon, CA and Roger (Marilyn) Moore, Poulsbo, WA; three grandchildren, ZoeAnn (Crandall) (Roy) Horak, Stacy (Trisha) Crandall, Josh (Lauren) Moore; three great-grandchildren, RachelAnn Horak, Josh Horak (fiancé Chelsie, daughter Tess), Dusty (Dawn) Horak; three great-great grandchildren Blake Moler, Dillon Moler and Aurelia Horak; brother Frank (Kathy) Johnson, twin sisters Vivian Wilson and Virginia (Marv) Glanvitz; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Leola is preceded in death by her husband Sherman, parents and brother George Johnson.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, October 12 and Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. A Celebration of Life in Christ will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 13 also at the Shrine of Remembrance. A reception will be held following the service at the Satellite Hotel, Brown Room, 411 Lakewood Circle.
In lieu of flowers, Leola asked that donations be made to CURE International. Your gift to CURE will be tax-deductible, and the funds will help bring healing to children with correctable disabilities. Donations via check or money order may be sent to:
PO Box 207
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Please make donations payable to “CURE International” and designate “In memory of Leola Moore” on the memo line of your check. Or online at https://cure.org/leolamoore/.